Global strength analysis for a split hopper barge subject to head equivalent design wave

  • Liviu Andrei Moise “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Costica Hogas “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Leonard Domnișoru “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Costel Iulian Mocanu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: hogging and sagging waves, global strength analysis, design waves, stress assessment.


Due to the Classification Societies’ regulations, in the preliminary design stage for new ship constructions it is necessary to prove with calculations that the stress and deformation distributions in the ship structure do not exceed the stress limit values, regardless the sea state such as calm water, sagging or hogging wave conditions. Normally, it is considered that the hogging and sagging conditions are the worst head wave conditions, when the vertical shear forces and bending moments can reach high values and the risk of ship structure collapse can be high. The main purpose of this study is to assess, using the Finite Element Method (FEM), the global strength for a split hopper barge in three sea state conditions: calm water, hogging and sagging head design waves.


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How to Cite
Moise LA, Hogas C, Domnișoru L, Mocanu CI. Global strength analysis for a split hopper barge subject to head equivalent design wave. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 30Oct.2019 [cited 20Oct.2020];42:25-0. Available from:

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